Report: Tottenham were interested in Vitesse Arnhem right-back until injury crisis

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Tottenham Hotspur have been struggling at right-back for a couple of seasons now, with Serge Aurier currently operating in the first-choice position.

After a superb World Cup campaign, Kieran Trippier struggled to maintain any kind of form last season, before being sold to Atletico Madrid.

Kyle Walker-Peters started at right-back for the first three matches this season, before getting injured and Davinson Sanchez filled in with very little success.

Moussa Sissoko and Juan Foyth both also had a go at filling the position before Aurier nailed down the first-team spot under Jose Mourinho. However, the Ivorian is still prone to some questionable defensive moments.

The Daily Mail have now reported that Levy and Mourinho had planned on prioritising the full-back positions in January until recently.

Sessegnon is the only fit left-back, while Walker-Peters is out of favour on the right, leaving just Serge Aurier.

Spurs were apparently keen on Max Clark from Vitesse Arnhem, as well as the well-reported interest in Max Aarons from Norwich, before long-term injuries to Sissoko and Kane.

Clarke moved to Vitesse in 2008 from Hull City on a free transfer after running his contract down, although the English side pocketed around £400,000 in compensation (Daily Mail).

Tottenham may now have to spend their money in other areas.

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